“In any major corporate transaction, time is of the essence. HR Trustees’ pragmatic commercial approach helped us manage the pensions aspects of our group re-structure to ensure a positive outcome for all parties. ”
“They are very proactive and full of new ideas, they've brought better scheduling and better minute sets.”
“PSIT was chosen because of their knowledge of the subject and awareness of our particular schemes.”
“So much more proactive than the previous company. On the ball - thinking in advance of things needing doing - very proactive.”
“I wanted to look at the effectiveness of our trustee board, so Gillian, our PSIT scheme secretary, provided their trustee self-assessment tool to help me gather thoughts and opinions from others on the board. The tool was extremely easy to use and asked all the right questions to help me collect the information I needed as Trustee Chair. It is a great example of the way PSIT shares knowledge with their clients and makes dealing with key governance issues easy. As well as enabling me to meet one of the Regulator’s 21st century trusteeship requirements, using the tool has flagged trustee training needs and ways we could improve trustee meetings further. ”
“The trustee training was a very well-paced overview which gave opportunity to explore ideas and question more deeply at key points.”
Mike is a Scheme Manager within PSIT Secretarial Services. He acts as secretary to the trustees for several clients and co-ordinates all day-to-day activities for larger scheme secretary appointments.
Mike began his pensions career at the Automobile Association’s in-house pensions department and progressed to team leader. In 1996, he joined LCP as an administration team leader, later moving to the administration consultancy team. Here he was responsible for providing secretarial services to several diverse schemes and consultancy project work.
In 2007, Mike joined the Punter Southall Group as a Senior Consultant, performing a variety of administrative and consultancy roles. He is now responsible for delivering secretarial services and providing support to his clients’ trustee boards and PSIT colleagues.
Mike has a particular interest in governance issues such as data cleansing, scheme budgets, record keeping, risk management, trustee training and online scheme management tools.
Mike enjoys photography, taking part in various adventure sports and activities, and is particularly proud of surviving 30 years in pensions!
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